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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Radio Active #50: Summer Reading, Nosebleed Seats, Wicked Good Podcasting

by Ken Newquist / June 10, 2007

 Nuketown Radio ActiveRadio Active reaches a milestone with Episode #50, but it ends up being a fairly quiet birthday with news of a Nuketown road trip, a GenCon update, adventures in parenting with nosebleeds, and a summer reading list. I also run down my favorite Radio Actives from the first 50 episodes, talk about the Wicked Good Podcast, and throw out a buch of new podcasts that I've queued up, but won't have a chance listen to until I restart my third-floor painting project.

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Great show as always, Ken. Since you asked for summer reading lists, here is mine so far, in no particular order:

Black Powder War by Naomi Novik

Storm Front by Jim Butcher (I've heard so much about Jim Butcher lately I figure I have to try one).

A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge (based on your review)

Already Dead by Charlie Huston (based on an interview from DragonPage Cover to Cover podcast)

No Loyal Knight by John Wick (I've been a fan of his RPG work - L5R/7th Sea/Thirty, etc -for years so I wanted to try his first novel.)

And two graphic novel series:
Sandman by Neil Gaiman etc, and Preacher by Garth Ennis, etc. (I've heard so much about these two series, especially Sandman, that I want to see for myself.)

I'm interested in the Scalzi series but I haven't picked up any yet; I may read those if I make it through this list. I read American Gods and enjoyed it. If you enjoy it, I'd recommend his book Neverwhere.

Thanks again for the podcasts, Ken. Congrats on reaching 50.

I've also been hearing a lot about Jim Butcher lately, so I may need to add one of his books to my list. I just did my end-of-year tally on vacation days and discovered I had a few left over, which carry into next year. Once I clear out my current big project, I think I'm going to take a few days off and (with Sue's blessing) spend at least one of them reading novels.

On the graphic novel front I've been totally immerse in the world of Hellboy, which totally rocks. A friend of mine lent me a stack of Hellboy graphic novels to read, and I've been tearing through them every chance I get for the last week. Really great stuff -- the mix of modern sensibilities and ancient myths is just too freaking cool.

And thanks for the congratulations on reaching 50; it's a hell of a mile stone and I'm quite pleased with myself. Now I just need to get off my butt and record #51.